2017 Studio News

Pilates for Beginners is a formal introduction to the Pilates Method. If new to Pilates, please begin your exploration here. The Pilates Method is structured around your body’s powerhouse – It includes the abdominals, the pelvic floor, the muscles around the hip joint, and the muscles of the lower back. Every exercise engages these muscles simultaneously improving posture and creating a stronger, leaner physique.
 
Bored with your same old Pilates routine? Take it to a whole new level with the MVe® Chair! The Maximum Versatility exercise chair, created by Peak Pilates in Boulder, CO, is quickly and easily reconfigured into different settings that bring depth and variety to traditional Pilates exercises. The MVe® Chair facilitates engaging multiple muscles of your core simultaneously during each exercise. With continued practice, you'll feel and see improvement in your overall strength, balance, and posture - an excellent full-body workout! We recommend that you have a strong foundation in Pilates exercises and terminology before trying this class. Not suitable for beginners.
Please bring your own kettlebells if you have them. Our supply is limited! HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Kettlebells alternates intervals of kettlebell swings with a changing variety of other strength, flexibility, and balance-improving exercises. A great fun way to sculpt muscles and increase stamina. (50 minute class) If you have never swung the bells before, please contact Fran in advance to arrange an intro.
 

This Pilates class uses small equipment including the "magic circle," foam rollers, blocks, therapy balls, and hand-held weights to deepen engagement of the core and postural muscles and challenge core stability. Get a balanced workout from head to toe, increasing strength, mobility, flexibility, tone and improving posture.

The Pilates Method is structured around your body’s powerhouse or "core," which includes the abdominals, the pelvic floor, the muscles around the hip joint, and the muscles of the lower back. Every exercise engages these muscles simultaneously, improving skeletal alignment, and facilitating ease of movement. With continued practice, your whole body will look and feel taller, leaner, and stronger. For best results, a minimum of 2 - 3 Pilates classes per week is recommended.
The MELT Method and body rolling is re-dehydration of the body's connective tissue and deep tissue massage all rolled into one! The balls help to hydrate the tissues and balance the nervous system. You will find in this class that you will let go of unproductive patterns in your body. Body rolling allows you to work specific muscles in detail, to create suppleness in tight areas and to optimize range of motion in joints.
The MELT Method and body rolling is re-dehydration of the body's connective tissue and deep tissue massage all rolled into one!  The balls help to hydrate the tissues and balance the nervous system.  You will find in this class that you will let go of unproductive patterns in your body.  Body rolling allows you to work specific muscles in detail, to create suppleness in tight areas and to optimize range of motion in joints. 
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